Forced-Air Lumber Drying

Introduction: Forced-Air Lumber Drying

About: I am a teacher who enjoys environmentally responsible woodworking. Most evenings will find me in the shop working with my now 8 year old son Shay who is both my greatest helper and biggest fan.

We had a great opportunity to slab up some Boxelder burl and because winter and freezing temps are coming and the wood is so wet I wanted to bring the MC down faster to help minimize drying loss.  Building a wind tunnel like this is an effective method to do that.  While you don't have to dry on this scale, the process is the same from a small box fan on up to the monster we are using.

Videos of us cutting the wood:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7wSUnpLqSQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vVYPWlaQA0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k05FBQEPTwY

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